Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Providence Superintendent Search Launched

Yesterday's ProJo reports that the Providence School Board has launched a search for a new superintendent:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The School Board is launching a national search for a new school superintendent. 
Interim Supt. Susan Lusi has been running the 22,000-student district since July and she plans to apply for the job. Former Supt. Tom Brady announced his resignation in late March after it became clear that there were differences between his leadership approach and that of newly elected Mayor Angel Taveras. 
Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, will lead an advisory search committee that will help the school board. The committee will be composed of business, non-profit and community leaders along with parents and educators. 
The school board will not use a search firm.
I wonder whether the advisory search committee has been selected and by whom it will be selected. While it will be interesting to see who else applies for the position and what they might bring to the role, I am happy that Sue Lusi is committed for the long haul. I would very much like to see her continue in the role.

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